The Escondido History Center Board, in October 2018, approved the concept of FLAG (Future Legends Awards Group), an awards program for outstanding seniors from high schools in Escondido. Each award will be presented to a senior in the name of and in honor of an Escondido Forever Legend.
In January the FLAG Committee, (Don Anderson, Norm Barnhard, Judy Dolan, Jennifer Firmin, Robin Fox, Tom Humphrey and Rolando Moreno) identified over 50 Escondido Forever Legend names. After careful consideration, nine representatives were selected as the initial Forever Legends. The nine 2019 Flag Awards will be named for: Lorraine Boyce, Leo Calac, Harriett Church, Robert “Chick” Embrey, Ben Hillebrecht, Shannon MacMillian, Jack Raymond, Marilyn Shriver, and Bob Wilson. These nine Forever Legends will have a FLAG high school senior honored in their name during an October 2019 ceremony.
The Escondido History Center told The Times-Advocate it anticipates FLAG will raise the awareness and appreciation for the men and women who are Forever Legends and who have contributed significantly to Escondido. In addition, FLAG will recognize nine outstanding seniors from the high schools in Escondido for their exceptional accomplishments.
“Our goal is to achieve a highly valued and anticipated award that will honor our Forever Legends, enhance the culture of our community and encourage increased interest and knowledge of our rich history,” said Norm Barnhard of the Escondido History Center.
He added, “To achieve our goal the Escondido History Center and the FLAG Committee is working to join with a sponsor for the FLAG October 2019 awards. The sponsorship will provide an honorarium for the nine selected high school seniors in Escondido and assist with the numerous expenses in their Senior year.
For additional information please contact us at 760-743-8207, escondidohistory.org or any member of the FLAG Committee.